Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is proud to announce the LEAP (Leading to Education and Advanced Preparation) program graduates. Designed for high schools, LEAP allows high school students to earn a Certificate of College Studies alongside their high school diploma. This spring Dakota College graduates 17 students from five high schools in North Dakota; Bottineau, Minot, Midkota, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, and Rolla.
Dakota College at Bottineau is excited to recognize students at a special virtual graduation ceremony. Faculty and staff are very proud of their Dakota College students and want to provide them with a proper recognition. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and staying in sync with social distancing, Dakota College is excited to recognize 212 students with a virtual ceremony celebration. This year’s commencement exercise will be broadcast on Facebook.com/DakotaCollege or subscribe to the YouTube.com/DakotaCollege channel on Friday, May 15th at 3:00 pm.
During this time of uncertainty many individuals and businesses have been affected within the Bottineau area. The Dakota College Phi Theta Kappa, honor society chapter is promoting a fun way for the community to come together by “axing” folks to pay it forward!
Are you looking for inspiration in preparation for the growing season? Connect with resources for local growers at a virtual spring farm tour series weekly in May hosted by Dakota College at Bottineau Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture (ECH) and Foundation for Agriculture and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability (FARRMS). Folks are able to join the virtual spring tour for free online every Thursday in May for a weekly virtual farm tour exploring the Dakota College at Bottineau's Horticulture and Agriculture programs. Learn about the specialty crop, hemp and aquaponic production systems.
Nearly all Dakota College at Bottineau’s documents and publications begin with the statement, “We opened our doors in 1906 as the North Dakota School of Forestry”. No one will dispute the long and treasured history Dakota College at Bottineau has with the North Dakota Forest Service, but this long-standing marriage has recently renewed its vows. Over the years, Dakota College at Bottineau and the North Dakota Forest Service have become two separate agencies that have shared a common roof on campus. Recently the North Dakota Forest Service moved a Forest Stewardship position to Bottineau that would work with private landowners in the region and designated time, one day a week, to working specifically with the college to promote agro-forestry and forest conservation activities on Dakota College at Bottineau’s campus. With the approval of Campus Dean Dr. Jerry Migler and then State Forester Larry Kotchman, the job description was written and Cody Clemenson, a 2010 graduate of Dakota College at Bottineau, was hired.
Bottineau American Legion Post 42, CDR Heather Thompson and Harley Getzlaff, present a $1,000.00 check to Mark LaCroix, Dakota College at Bottineau Baseball Coach. Mark states, "We have a great college baseball program because of all the community support and the support of the American Legion."
The Foundation for Agriculture and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability (FARRMS) will place interns at six ND farmers markets in 2020. FAARMS are currently taking applications from farmers markets who want to host an intern and from potential interns who want to serve a farmers market. Internships are 20 hours per week from June 7, 2020 to October 3, 2020. Interns receive a $160 weekly stipend and weekly training including orientation on May 30, 2020 in Tuttle, ND.
The agricultural degree partnership between Dakota College at Bottineau, Lake Region State College, and Williston State College, is finding success in their first year. This collaboration offers courses in Livestock Production, Crop Production, Agribusiness and Specialty Crop Production through delivery formats that include on-campus and distance education. With fall 2020 enrollment underway, interest is increasing with the programs on schedule to double in size.
February is proclaimed as Career and Technical Education (CTE) month. Dakota College at Bottineau is taking this opportunity during CTE month to showcase their Horticulture programs. There is a level of academic content and skill that is required for success in today’s career and technical careers.
In recognition of Career and Technical Education (CTE) month, Dakota College is proud to announce eighty-four students in the Associate of Applied Science and Practical Nursing programs. Dakota College at Bottineau’s practicum is a member of the Dakota Nursing Program, a consortium of four community college nursing departments which work together to offer a common curriculum for a Practical Nursing Certificate (3 semester program) and for an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (2 semester program).